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Jobs at JEWISHcolorado

Thank you for your interest in employment with JEWISHcolorado. We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Chief of Staff and Operations

DEPARTMENT: Executive Management

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

FUNCTION SUMMARY: The essential function of the Chief of Staff and Operations is to provide strategic counsel to the CEO and other key leaders, leadership for the organization on culture and people systems, management of daily operations and lead a strategic framework for internal and external communications. Through a respectful, constructive and energetic style, guided by the objectives of JEWISHcolorado, the Chief of Staff will support the CEO in furthering the mission of the organization and carrying out its values. The position reports to the CEO and is responsible for the strategic oversight of HR, Marketing, Events, Programming and Operations/IT.

REPORTS TO: CEO and President

SUPERVISES: Marketing/Events and Administrative teams

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Provide day-to-day leadership and management that adhere to JEWISHcolorado’s mission and values.
2. A strategic advisor to the CEO on setting priorities, time management and focus, communication, monitoring information flow and playing the role of troubleshooter/gatekeeper.
3. Acting as the communication arm for the CEO, responding to the staff, board, major stakeholders and community on behalf of, or with the CEO
4. Communicate wants, needs, concerns, ideas from employees to CEO in an effective and efficient way.
5. Motivate and lead a high-performance management team; attract, recruit and retain required members of the executive team.
6. Provide strategic oversight and leadership for HR, Marketing, Events, Programming and Operations/IT.
7. Create and maintain cross-departmental relationships to enable leadership success.
8. Create and lead a communication framework for donors, employees and executives.
9. Lead the overall marketing strategy of the organization.
10. Work closely with the Chief Development Officer on marketing and communications strategies designed to strengthen total financial resource development.
11. Oversee public relations including positioning of organization in the media.
12. Collaborate with the management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes and personnel designed to accommodate the operating needs of the organization.
13. Responsible for the measurement and effectiveness of all processes – internal and external. Provide timely, accurate and complete reports on the operating condition of the organization to the CEO and/or Board of Directors.
14. Facilitate all Executive Team meetings by planning agendas, previewing and critiquing presentations and reports and driving outcomes and follow-up plans.
15. Provide strategic oversight and guidance on projects of high importance.
16. Responsible for setting the direction of the culture and engaging the staff of the organization in developing and maintaining the agreed-upon culture.
17. Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the organization.
18. Act as a point of contact between top management and employees. Works with the Managers of the departments to resolve employee grievances or other issues.
19. Report the organization’s goals, accomplishments, challenges and recommendations to various lay leaders and committees.
20. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree in planning, business, organizational management, nonprofit management or a related field required. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience:
• Ten plus years related experience in nonprofit leadership is preferred.
• Minimum of seven years of marketing and communications experience in senior roles
• Knowledge of the Jewish community and its institutions is preferred.

Other Requirements:
• Strong strategic planning and research skills, advisory group formation, development and leadership skills, working with a variety of organizations and stakeholders.
• Demonstrated expertise in achieving definable results in a complex environment with multiple constituents, working in a high-performance organization.
• Ability to think strategically and bring vision to the position.
• Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on complex topics to the Board and others.
• Ability to integrate data and information for improved management of operations.
• Successful track record as a team player with a collaborative style and exceptional interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated track record in sound decision-making, problem-solving, use of good judgment and an openness to opinions and ideas of others, including experience with consensus-driven decision-making.
• Ability to determine direction, drive results and make things happen; self-motivated with the ability to positively influence and motivate others.
• Proven project management, conflict resolution and problem-solving/analytical skills.
• Positive and high energy employee with a genuine concern for the well-being of co-workers; willingness to help and/or share ideas, and a passion for strengthening the Jewish community.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Position Type: 37.5-hour per week; exempt; qualifies for all benefit packages

Working Conditions: This job can be physically demanding (which can include bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting, constant walking, frequent sitting, and maintaining close visual attention to write reports; occasional lifting up to 30 pounds).

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit resumes and cover letters to Lynn Geller with the subject line “Chief of Staff and Operations”


Director of Women’s Philanthropy

DEPARTMENT: Development Department

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

FUNCTION SUMMARYThe essential function of the Director of Women’s Philanthropy is to seek and secure funding resources and to cultivate and manage relationships with women donors and prospects. This position will have a donor portfolio with special emphasis on women’s giving at various events and within affinity groups and giving societies. The Director will also be responsible for the oversight and management of the Jewish Women’s Philanthropy Committee (JWPC), including but not limited to all meetings, activities, programs, and events.

REPORTS TO: Chief Development Officer (CDO)

SUPERVISES: N/A

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Participates as a thought partner with the CDO and the Development team in developing long-term strategies for total financial resource development.
  2. Seeks and secures funds from an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects in addition to working with lay leaders that are assigned to donors by providing worker reports, pledge cards and updates on gifts and balances.
  3. Oversees the Lion and Pomegranate Giving Level Strategic Plans including strategies for prospects, cultivation, increased giving and appreciation.
  4. Manages Lion Pin purchases with JFNA and Jeweler.
  5. Partners with major gifts staff and, when appropriate, general campaign staff to ensure seamless and integrated fundraising efforts for individuals, families, and foundations.
  6. Works to increase lay involvement with fundraising in the Women’s Department.
  7. Manages donor records and data for accuracy, timeliness, and any calls to action. Generates reports.
  8. Works with staff responsible for gift processing to ensure proper recording, allocation, documentation, and analysis of campaign gifts and pledges. Follows-up with donors, as needed, for confirmation.
  9. Manages and attends all women’s campaign-related events including CHOICES, Golda, and other events within the women’s campaign function), ensuring the achievement of organizational campaign goals, smooth operations, and good relationships with community constituents and donors.
  10. Creates and executes an under $1,000 Campaign Strategic Plan for the Women’s Department. (may include CHOICES, Passport Parties, Book Clubs, Educational Programming, Food for the Body, and a Volunteer Program).
  11. Oversees the selection of Women Leadership Awards including the Golda and Kipnis Awards.
  12. Attends the Jewish Federations of North America International Lion of Judah Conference as the Women’s Professional in January.
  13. Plans and implements relevant committee and task force meetings. Organizes attendance, logistics, agenda and materials preparation, meeting minutes and follow-up items, ensuring timely delivery and accuracy.
  14. Recruits prospects for Women’s Philanthropy Committee and Sub-Committees and helps connect women with desired areas of connection and involvement.
  15. Oversees scholarship selection process annually with the selection committee for the Linda Fenner Fund and the Becky Topelson Fund.
  16. Assists with budget preparation and monitoring for all women’s campaign activities.
  17. Provides general support as necessary. Assists the Chief Development Officer as required.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Demonstrates diplomacy and collaboration skills to effectively work with donors, volunteers, colleagues and beneficiary organizations.
  2. Demonstrates a willingness to adapt to circumstances and readily accepts changes in the working environment. Manages competing demands. Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
  3. Solicits and uses feedback to improve service. Undertakes self-development activities.
  4. Works ethically and with integrity. Inspires the trust of others.
  5. Stays current in the knowledge and trends relative to the philanthropic field.
  6. Has a strong passion for JEWISHcolorado’s mission and strategic focus.
  7. Demonstrates comfort with results-oriented organization.
  8. Demonstrates proficiency with donor database management systems and other internal software programs.
  9. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills.
  10. Demonstrates Project and time management experience related to fundraising and event planning.
  11. Has ability to prioritize activities and comfortable dealing with ambiguity and change.
  12. Has ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  13. Has working knowledge of social media and its marketing outreach application.
  14. Has volunteer management experience.
  15. Demonstrates ability to integrate innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial thinking into problem solving.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education:

1. A Bachelor’s degree in a business field, or an equivalent, is required.

Experience:

  1. A minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience supporting a successful fundraising campaign is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  2. Past experience working with major women donors is preferred.
  3. Knowledge of planned giving vehicles is preferred.
  4. Knowledge of the Jewish community and its institutions is preferred.

Other Requirements: This position requires some time out of the office, limited travel, and active participation in programs that occur outside of a traditional work schedule.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Position Type: 37.4-hour per week; exempt; qualifies for all benefit packages.

Working Conditions: This job can be physically demanding (which can include travel, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting, constant walking, frequent sitting, and maintaining close visual attention to write reports; occasional lifting up to 30 pounds).

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit resumes and cover letters to Steven Baker, SBaker@jewishcolorado.org and Stephanie Geller, sgeller@jewishcolorado.org with the subject line “Director of Women’s Philanthropy”


Endowment & Planned Gifts Manager

DEPARTMENT: Development Department

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

FUNCTION SUMMARY: The essential function of the Endowment & Planned Gifts Manager is to research, manage and secure funding sources derived from core areas of planned giving including legacy gifts, endowments, trusts, bequests, and similar models. The E & PG Manager is responsible for the oversight/management of Donor Advised Fund holders, and other planned giving instruments. This position also supports the Chief Development Officer in planned giving/endowment sales. S/he will also have a donor portfolio with special emphasis on legacy gift recognition and stewardship and legacy prospects.

REPORTS TO: Chief Development Officer (CDO)

SUPERVISES: TBD

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Ensure usage, tracking, and securing of proper documentation for each legacy donor, including organization of past documentation
  2. Participates as a thought partner with the CDO in developing long-term strategy for total financial resource development.
  3. Stewards a plan for endowments, donors advised funds, and bequests/estate gifts that align with JEWISHcolorado’s mission, impact areas, and strategy.
  4. Plays lead role in legacy campaigns internally and externally.
  5. Manages endowment-related operations and priorities to established goals.
  6. Manages a portfolio of designated donors and prospects for planned gifts at any level, including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities.
  7. Designs and delivers timely planned giving reports reflecting campaign activity and progress and supplies campaign-related decision-support data to CDO and others who need it.
  8. Assists with budget preparation for endowment and planned gifts.
  9. Stays current in the knowledge and trends relative to the philanthropic field.
  10. Works with the board and appropriate standing committees on development activities that maximize their interests, time, and abilities to further the performance of JEWISHcolorado.
  11. Participates, where appropriate, in the JFNA community.
  12. Offers educational opportunities and materials regarding planned gifts for fellow staff and prospects/donors as well as strives to enhance and grow personal knowledge in area.
  13. Provides stewardship of donors who have already announced a commitment to planned gifts
  14. Helps write marketing materials and communications for any planned giving program and manages the outreach strategy for planned giving program.
  15. Explores, refines and oversees – with Finance – endowment policy and reporting.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  1. Proficiency and strong working knowledge of fundraising, particularly planned giving vehicles.
  2. Preferred to have an understanding of the Jewish community and the Jewish Federation of North America system.
  3. Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
  4. Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  5. Demonstrates effective communication skills including an ability to prepare and deliver presentations to various audiences with various levels of knowledge.
  6. Demonstrates maturity, sound judgment, and high ethical standards.
  7. Has experience working with volunteer boards as a volunteer or a staff support.
  8. Must be proficient in current versions of donor database management software, MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel; basic understanding of Windows XP and/or Windows 7.
  9. Flexible schedule as this position requires some time out of the office, limited travel, and active participation in programs that occur outside of a traditional work schedule.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  1. Bachelor’s degree, ideally in non-profit management, marketing, or business.
  2. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience:

  1. Minimum of five years of experience in a fundraising organization.
  2. Minimum of three years in financial resource development and management/supervision.
  3. Experience working in a management position, or serving on the board of, foundations.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Position Type:37.5-hour per week; exempt; qualifies for all benefit packages.

Working Conditions: This job can be physically demanding (which can include travel, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting, walking, frequent sitting, and maintaining close visual attention to write reports; occasional lifting up to 20 pounds).

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please submit resumes and cover letters to Steven Baker, Sbaker@jewishcolorado.org and Karen Silverman,  KSilverman@jewishcolorado.org with the subject line “Endowment & Planned Gifts Manager”


Development and Marketing Program Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Development

FLSA STATUS:Exempt

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FUNCTION SUMMARYThe Development and Marketing Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting fundraisers and all over-arching philanthropy efforts. This includes assisting donor services with data entry and donor management; supporting the development team with constituent cultivation, solicitation and recognition; managing constituent tracking in the fundraising database; conducting research on donors and prospects; scheduling and handling logistics for meetings and events; and working closely with the Development and Marketing teams to task manage and produce donor communications.

REPORTS TO:    Chief Development Officer and Senior Director of Marketing and Events

SUPERVISES:     None

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide administrative support to the Development team, including working closely with Development and Donor Services staff to draft and produce donor acknowledgment and correspondence; coordinating mailings; creating and maintaining donor records in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system; creating and maintaining internal reports; ordering development materials as necessary.
  2. Maintain donor contact and gift records in CRM, ensure accuracy of data in records, product gift and contact reports and briefings for donor cultivation and solicitation meetings and help draft donor contact summaries.
  3. Provide research and solicitation strategy support including tracking and generating foundation, corporate and individual prospect research.
  4. Provide assistance with donor cultivation before, during and after fundraising and program philanthropy events including adding new constituents to the CRM and managing and reconciling registration for events.
  5. Coordinate logistics for internal and external development and marketing/event meetings, including helping produce relevant materials and record meeting notes.
  6. Ensure collateral for general and programmatic fundraising is current & up to date. Provide administrative support to the Marketing and Events team including entering projects and tasks into the Marketing Project Management System and providing weekly status updates; managing internal and external event calendars; creating and testing donation and event registration forms.
  7. Provide support to the Events team on pre-event and day-of-event projects and logistics, including event and donor services preparation and printing as well as event setup and strike.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a nonprofit work environment. 

Experience:

  • 1-2 years relevant experience.
  • Passion for Jewish life and continuity.

Other Requirements:   

  • Experience with fundraising events preferred.
  • Proficiency with complex databases or donor management software.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills; excellent organizational skills.
  • Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office Suite and ZOOM.
  • Ability to use good judgement, take initiative and make recommendations in resolving problems and provide guidance to other departments.
  • Ability to represent the organization to the general public.
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community a plus.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Position Type:  37.5-hour per week; exempt; qualifies for all benefit packages

Working Conditions:   This job can be physically demanding (which can include bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting, constant walking, frequent sitting, and maintaining close visual attention to write reports; occasional lifting up to 30 pounds).

Application Process: Email Cover Letter and Resume to Steven Baker, sbaker@jewishcolorado.org  and Stephanie Geller, sgeller@jewishcolorado.org, with the subject line of “Development and Marketing Program Coordinator”


Young Adult Department (YAD) Associate

DEPARTMENT:              Development

POSITION SUMMARYThe YAD Associate serves as a charismatic and strategic leader to meaningfully engage young Jewish adults in Colorado in their 20’s-40’s. This professional will implement and monitor strategies and trends to inspire young Jewish adults on a pathway from initial connection to deeper involvement with Jewish community, philanthropy and leadership. The YAD Associate will be a thought partner to develop and implement meaningful and complementary strategies for engagement and financial resource development for YAD and JEWISHcolorado.

The YAD Associate’s essential function is to identify, develop and steward young adults as part of a long-term, three-tiered strategy to Live.Give.Lead Jewish. The YAD Associate is responsible for managing outreach, events and information and helping to secure funding for the YAD constituency. The position is a fundamental part of the Development Team, collaborating with Programming, Marketing, Events and Operations to integrate YAD and additional JEWISHcolorado efforts.

REPORTS TO:    Director of Philanthropy

SUPERVISES:     N/A

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Manage and execute YAD “LIVE” initiatives and programs: YAD Shabbat, YAD Family Shabbat, Ambassadors, Network & Nosh, YAD Volunteers, YAD Outdoors, Israel Engagement, Tribe Engagement Network and others as assigned.
  2. Enjoy outreach and engagement with Jewish young adults in Colorado. Develop and support strategies to build capacity and further leadership involvement.
  3. Develop and maintain relationships with lay leaders, donors, community partners and other stakeholders relative to YAD activities and outreach.
  4. Direct Ambassadors Program, including cohorts, curriculum, events, marketing and operations.
  5. Work with volunteer lay leadership to manage committees and meetings.
  6. Manage a portfolio of YAD Donors under $1,000, including cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and donor services. Ensure accuracy of donor information and database records.
  7. Assist with YAD “GIVE” and “LEAD” initiatives as assigned, including YAD annual fundraiser.
  8. Assist in YAD recruitment for JEWISHcolorado events such as Men’s Event and CHOICES. Participate in event follow up for YAD constituency.
  9. Manage YAD-related communications, websites, social media, event forms and materials, public relations and fundraising collateral, in collaboration with JEWISHcolorado’s Marketing Team.
  10. Work with Development & Finance Teams to design and deliver timely and accurate reports reflecting YAD impact, analysis, constituents and campaign-related data.
  11. Participate in general fundraising activities with a focus on the YAD demographic and attend internal and external position-relevant meetings and trainings.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Have a positive attitude at work.
  2. Organize work and time effectively and efficiently.
  3. Prioritize activities, multi-task and meet deadlines.
  4. Utilize strong critical thinking skills.
  5. Share a passion for JEWISHcolorado’s mission and YAD’s role in that.
  6. Participate in broader Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish community and professional development opportunities.
  7. Communicate effectively in verbal and written forms.
  8. Maintain a knowledge of and comfort using social media for its marketing outreach application.
  9. Conduct work with maturity, sound judgment, and high ethical standards.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  1. Bachelor’s degree with a focus in nonprofit management, business, social work, Judaic Studies, marketing or related field.

Experience:

  1. Minimum of 3-4 years of relevant professional and/or nonprofit experience.
  2. Demonstrated event and meeting management, planning, and execution.
  3. Demonstrated comfort and success with results-oriented organization and metrics-based performance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Work with young adults and emerging leaders in a professional or volunteer capacity.
  2. Project and time management related to fundraising and event planning.
  3. Familiarity and proficiency with Microsoft Office and Fundraising Databases.

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

Position Type:  37-hour per week; exempt; qualifies for all benefit packages. 

Working Conditions:   This job can be physically demanding (which can include travel, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting, constant walking, frequent sitting, and maintaining close visual attention to write reports; occasional lifting up to 30 pounds).

Other Requirements:   This position requires some time out of the office, limited travel, and active participation in programs that occur outside of a traditional work schedule.

Application Process: Submit Resume and Cover Letter to Steven Baker, Director of Philanthropy, sbaker@jewishcolorado.org with the subject line “YAD Associate”